OVINTE
OVINTE

OVINTE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ovinte.com/
  • Phone: (904) 900-7730
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Ian Lynch
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Big Island Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition our private parking lot, we also offer complimentary valet parking Wednesday through Saturday.
A word from OVINTE
Ovinté is the perfect place to enjoy the company of great friends; whether is sipping on wine, enjoying a cocktail or sitting down for a european style dinner of tapas & small plates. Enjoy our large lounge area with velvet couches, dine al fresco under the cedar beam trellis or challenge your friends to a game of Bocce. Ovinté is a destination for gatherings small and large, with many options for enjoying your evening.

Our menu is influenced by the flavors of Spain & Italy, the wine list boasts over 240 selections with up to 75 available by the glass and our craft cocktail menu is second to none.

Plan a visit to Ovinté and enjoy an experience like no other in Jacksonville!

Additional reservations and seating may be available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
OVINTE reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)notable wine list (47)vibrant bar scene (39)hot spot (36)good for groups (31)great for outdoor dining (29)romantic (23)special occasion (20)late-night find (20)neighborhood gem (17)great for brunch (16)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Chance encounter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We were looking for a new twist on special occasion brunch and found it at Ovinte, where the owners have combined interestingly prepared dishes with ambience, concept and creative ability. The bloodies were artfully blended and presented, the breakfast choices neither overwhelming nor overly sweet. We thoroughly enjoyed it all including the friendly guidance of our server, who was officiating at his first brunch at this restaurant. We'll return, especially for the crab benedict.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    a561aaliyah
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I had the ribeye and it was cooked perfectly and it was very flavorful. My sides were awesome also. I went around 10PM and it was packed! I don't like to be around alot of people and I felt the tables were too close to eachother.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good spot
    Goodspot
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have eaten at Ovinte for the second time. The small plates options taste great and full of variety. The waiter was very attentive and we enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wine appreciative - good vibe
    wesjennisonVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    really like this evening. good wine list with current and trendy wines available. they also vacuum preserved and well stored wines open and by the glass. fabulous vibe in the middle of town center, the hottest location in town. we liked the food and the service which were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This is a gathering spot for younger a younger crowd more interested in drink than food. A rainy evening kept our group inside which is very noisy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite!
    Lee1
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This is a hot spot for middle and upper class. The food is great!. Small plate menu. Energetic atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Foodieandfabulous
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The staff at ovinte is nothing but accommodating and exceptionally friendly. The food is even better than the service! From delicious cheese plates to an awesome assortment of tapas and desserts, the menu (food and drinks) will not disappoint! Definitely worth trying!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wine
    Adamp3p4VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Nice place, great wine and food to match. Cool spot in Town Center
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tapas and food to die for!
    boomerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food and service were excellent. The restaurant got fairly noisy after about 6pm. Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance
    TipsbyTennille
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I reserved for 7:30 pm to meet with fellow associates about an upcoming project. The lounge area was nice, comfortable and provided for ample room for electronics and note taking. The server, Ernestine, was very friendly and offered suggested great selections. The portion sizes are just enough to share especially if you are going to order several small plates. Overall, I would definitely go back for business or pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unparalleled Food & Wine
    Finickygirl
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Not enough space here to describe the spectacular harmony of fine cuisine, atmosphere and service at Ovinte. I had the small plate tenderloin served over creamy, decadent whipped potatoes and perfect asparagus. But it's the red wine reduction that makes this filet stand out among any other steak dish in Jacksonville. Not the first time I've had it - and most certainly not the last. If you're looking for a scene, Ovinte has mastered the art and science of fusing sound, lighting and comfort which draws a sophisticated assortment of locals. And if you're not into that, there's always a quiet table or comfortable outdoor patio. We were lucky to find Chris Thomas performing there. Perfect way to end the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best for late night after theater
    MKVK
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We dined with 2 friends this weekend after having dined there by ourselves several weeks earlier. The first experience was better. It was later in the evening and we were a little farther from the bar. This time it was so noisy we had trouble talking. The small plates are great -- food is very good - we enjoyed the shrimp, the seafood wraps, the pork skewers and other dishes - but a small table for four and several small plates made maneuvering difficult. The service was less than expected, as our server neglected to take my husband's order. He got better. I would have given the restaurant 5 stars on our first visit, but 3 is the best I can do now - and that's for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dining!!
    Anney
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Ovinte has it all!!! Food & service are consistently exceptional. Love the atmosphere. Well-worth crossing over the ditch!!!! A unique type of dining experience in Jax!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent tapas!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Really enjoyed the tapas but it was way too noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous girls night out!
    swsjax
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Some friends and I went to Ovinte last week for a night away from the kids. Food was outstanding. ....cheese plate for the table and shared entrées. Large wine list to choose from too. Overall, wonderful experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group Night Out
    OvinteRookie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had a large group gathering (over 10 people), which we held at Ovinte. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. We will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite place
    Habana24
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Morning, noon or night, no place better in Jax. Food is great, atmosphere is incredible. Love the brunches on Sundays. Great live Jazz place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took my cousin here that was visiting from out of state. It was a very classy restaurant. We loved the food. Wished they offered a more variety of desserts. Bread pudding was the only dish we weren't too please with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing from start to finish!
    MsBMax
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My fiancée and I recently dined at Ovinte and everything was great! From the ambiance to their drink selections, even our server Carlo was very helpful and never hovered over our table. The food was to die for, fresh seafood was a plus. I work at a nearby hotel and I will definitely recommend Ovinte to my guests!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • letseatVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food very good and menu constantly changing. Service very good. Wait staff very helpful. Have brought several friends here. Everyone has reacted positively
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent tapas. The cheese and meat choices are phenomenal. Appetizers are delicious especially the bacon wrapped dates. The only problem we had was they were out of the first 3 wine choices from their list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night out
    Kenneth
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The wine selection was amazing and the food was just enough (Tapas). Our server was amazing, punctual, and really made us feel like we had nothing to worry about and all our needs would be satisfied. I definitely will go back and bring others with me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On point!
    GSanders
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I have been to Ovinte twice now and it has not disappointed. Delicious drinks and food. It got better and better as each tapas came out. Great staff and fun playlist for background music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Ladydiva
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Went with some co worker to celebrate birthday's none of us has experience ovinte it was great and lots of fun great wine and food. I would recommend ovinte for 20's and up to keep the vibe
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent.
    Rebecca
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good choice for dinner (tapas) or brunch. Love the outdoor patio! And the service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    bradVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent choice of multiple food sampling. If you're not sure what you want just keep tasting and you will find it. filet mignon was the best I have the eaten in years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JasmineG
    JaneG
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Ovinte is the best place I have ever been for going for a social drink with delicious tapas and a wonderful atmosphere. I can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, ambiance and music
    Arabrab
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was my first time at Ovinte and I was impressed as soon as I walked in the door. I spent a lovely Sunday having Eggs Benedict Ovinte-style, a great Bloody Mary, great conversation with close friends and listening to great music from Chris Thomas and Taylor Roberts. Service was wonderful! I definitely will come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    DiningBob
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The restaurant was packed on a Thursday night, but our reservation for six was ready when we arrived. The staff was attentive, but not intrusive. Our drinks, appetizers, and small plates all arrived in a timely fashion. Our server was very knowledgable and had a great sense of humor. The noise level makes it difficult to carry on conversations across a table for six. The tapas type menu is eclectic, the wine list extensive, and all six of us enjoyed our food choices.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing tapas and vibe!
    Jclives
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food, atmosphere,and location. Defiantly a step up to the large corporate owned chains at the town center with no service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 Loud for 2
    WineandDine
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Loved just about everything. Tapas were great, wine election is good but needs depth in premium wine selections. Rib-eye for 2 very good. Our first visit, was especially recommended by our friend and your hostess Ernestine. Unfortunately she was off but we'll be back. Keep up the great dining experience, however, the noise level was more than Energetic it was deafening at times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool, conteporary and cozy
    LuLo
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A beautiful, sophisticated, yet cozy spot where lounging is encouraged and you can choose to do so at a comfy sheik sectional or at a quiet table. The food choices are excellent, paired with creative beverage choices. Bacon Wrapped Dates were to die for! So, enjoyed the refreshing Spa Water and every bite of the Shrimp & Grits! You can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved Brunch
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went with friends for Brunch. The Brunch was delicious. The atmosphere was great. We had such a great time, we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night Hot Spot
    FoodieFanatic
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Ovinte is a great place for Friday night! Lots of energy, smiles and laughter fill the room. Great energy, outstanding food and a wonderful wine list make this one of Jacksonville's, indeed Town Center's, best places to meet friends or make new ones!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hang out
    Ju2for
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It's nice place to meet friends. It's a sophisticated place. It's perfect for after work,
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 126 reviews are from the OVINTE reviews archive.
  • A great addition to Town Center
    letseatVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This restaurant has a far more extensive menu than I had expected. I had viewed it as wine bar with a small tapas menu and a very limited small plate menu. It does have tapas but the rest of the menu is pretty extensive: seafood, pasta, beef, salads and more. Service was excellent and the waiter was very helpful in choosing the wine and informative about the food. Oh, did I mention dessert. The bread pudding was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Live Music
    JLANVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Loved the live entertainment for Sunday Brunch. Chris Thomas and his "Rat Pack" style music is iconic and superb !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Doloig
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Just awesome! Food, drinks, service was all top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Quality
    Otto
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Their food is just outstanding prepared with great pride by the chef. Service wonderful and prompt!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great date night
    beachbum68
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Ovinte was well worth leaving the beach for dinner. Every staff member we encountered was very friendly. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the many wines yhe restaurant carries. Lots of time was taken to explain the menu to us..will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.